Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1018

\ból\ [ME bal; akin to OE bealluc testis, OHGr balla ball, OE bl āwan to blow] (13c) When rubbing down paint, varnish films, or the like, with abrasive paper, the material removed by the abrasive action may be either in the form of a dry powder, or, if it has a tendency to softness or stickiness, will collect as relatively large lumps or balls. A film, which exhibits this latter phenomenon is said to ball. (Paint/coatings dictionary (1978). Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology, Philadelphia).

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